The PSP has to go? And who will do the payment transactions then?

The new Payment Insights Podcast shows what the future of payments could look like

The statement “The PSP has to go” may not be new for attentive readers of the aye4fin website. With this, quite provocative, announcement we have already stirred up some dust in the established PSP landscape. As one of the first big PSPs, however, Computop has a completely different opinion and has invited our colleague Ingo Blum to a controversial discussion in the Payment Insights Podcast. Also on board: Computop CEO and co-founder Ralf Gladis.

The debate is whether PSPs now stand for more flexibility or are more likely to constrain their customers. What makes the difference – an all-in-one provider or the wide variety of providers and partners that can be enabled via payment-orchestration? And what are the payment trends in 2022? Enjoy an entertaining talk from two industry insiders.

About the participants

Ralf Gladis 

is co-founder and managing director of the international payment service provider Computop – the payment people. He also serves as CEO of Computop Inc, New York.

Before founding Computop, Ralf developed database solutions and wrote books and articles for well-known IT publishers. In 1993, he founded his first company with fellow student Frank Arnoldt and entered e-commerce in 1997 with the founding of Computop. Today, the company offers global payment processing and fraud prevention to its merchants and processes transactions worth $35 billion a year.

In the early years, Ralf built the architecture of the Computop Paygate payment platform, leveraging his technical knowledge. Later, he focused on sales and marketing. Today Ralf Gladis is responsible for the international expansion and strategic direction of Computop.

Ingo Blum

is Senior Consultant and Partnerships Manager at aye4fin GmbH and has more than 16 years of experience working with national and international clients. His focus is on e-commerce, acquiring, payment gateway strategy, and implementation. He had a leading role in the acquisition and implementation of international payment projects and has detailed knowledge of the payment market, optimization strategies, and go-to-market.